Bob Burke, Park Director
Bob Burke talks with Madonna Chism Pinkard about the City's parks and programs on WFMJ's Community Connection, July 15, 2012. Click the image to view.
The City of Youngstown would like to welcome our new Park Director Robert Burke. Director Burke's experience as the former Community Center Director for the City of Newton Falls will be an asset in his position with the City of Youngstown Parks & Recreation Department.
Most park facilities should be free for taxpayer and children of Youngstown. Other fees are a legitimate source of revenue, but charges may not be high; otherwise, children of meager means will be excluded from swimming pools. Municipal golf fees should also be limited in price and within reach of children and people of lower incomes.
"Children Are Our Most Precious Possession" is the slogan of the Park & Recreation Commission which was established in 1910.
Although we think of fire protection, police protection, the construction of new streets, highways, expressways, disposal plants and new buildings as being important, the construction of play facilities such as playgrounds, swimming pools and athletic fields is also of immense importance, for recreational programs and facilities contribute to the development of mental and physical health of our children, the future citizens of Youngstown, Ohio.
The City Park & Recreation Commission operates the municipal golf course, sponsors public concerts, manages programs for senior citizens and children and maintains 37 area park facilities including: baseball, football, softball, basketball, ice skating, swimming, cross country skiing, soccer and tennis. Click here for a complete listing and location of all parks maintained by the Youngstown Park & Recreation Commission.
The Park and Recreation Commission holds regular meetings, usually once a month, and establishes rules and regulations for its government and for the performance of its duties. Additional information regarding the Park and Recreation Commission can be found in the Charter of the City of Youngstown. Click here to review the complete Charter of the City of Youngstown.
See the Forms section below for information about the Summer Day Camp, Borts Pool reservations, and the new Arlington Heights Recreation Center. Click here for information about the Henry Stambaugh Golf Course.
2013 TetraBrazil Soccer Camp
Youngstown Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce a year of partnership with Challenger Sports, providers of the USA’s most popular soccer camps, to host the week long Tetra Brazil Soccer camp during the week of June 10th – 14th at Pemberton Park.
The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger's Brazilian coaching staff flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Challenger will hold over 200 Tetra Brazil Soccer Camps this summer and will coach over 10,000 players between the ages of 6 and 18, as well as completing FREE coach education clinics for over 30,000 parents and coaches.
The TetraBrazil Soccer Academy will teach your child more than just techniques and tactics. Each member of the TetraBrazil coaching staff will bring an authentic taste of the flair, passion, and creativity of Brazilian soccer to our camps. Areas to be covered will be Brazilian warm ups, fast footwork, individual skills, combination plays, Brazilian moves, 1 v 1 attacking, speed training, crossing & shooting.
Each camper will receive a FREE camp T-shirt, soccer ball, soccer poster, individual skills performance evaluation and free access to an educational soccer website. In addition, any child who signs up online by April 26th will receive a genuine Tetra Brazil Soccer replica Jersey valued at $39. For further information please visit www.challengersports.com.
Click here to register online.
Meet the Members
Anthony Spano, Chairperson
Mr. Spano was appointed to his position by Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams on June 22, 2010.
His term will expire on December 31, 2014.
Terri Bryant, Vice-Chairperson
Ms. Bryant was appointed to her position by Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams in July of 2011.
Her term will expire on December 31, 2015.
Nancy Walker-McCain, Secretary
Ms. Walker-McCain was appointed to her position by the Youngstown City Council on February 1, 2012.
Her term will expire on December 31, 2016.
Victoria Allen, Member
Ms. Victoria Allen was appointed to her position by Youngstown City Council on January 1, 2013.
Her term will expire on December 31, 2017.
John J. Spivey Jr., Member
Mr. John J. Spivey Jr. was appointed to his position by Youngstown City Schools on April 23, 2013, to fill the remainder of the term left vacant by Mr. Roller.
His term will expire on December 31, 2013.
Minutes for January 2013:
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I obtain employment within the Park Department?
- Age 15 with certification: Lifeguard
- Ages 16-17: Locker Girl/Locker Boy
- Age 18 and over: Various Summer Day Camp positions or Laborer
**Applications available in Park Office during duty hours**
How can I rent a park pavilion?
You must contact the Park Office (330.742.8711) for pavilion availability and click here to see the rental rates of the various pavilions.
Who is responsible for cutting trees in the neighborhood?
The homeowners are responsible for trees on their property. If the tree is on the devil strip, call the Park Department at 330.742.8711.
Forms & Documents
1st Floor, City Hall
26 South Phelps Street
|Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
|Robert D. Burke
||Director, "The Benefits of Recreation are Endless"
||Administrative Assistant I
|Henry J. Stambaugh Golf Course
||Maintenance Crew Supervisor
|Arlington Heights Recreation Center